(a) Any applicant or participating insurer shall have the right of appeal to the board of directors, which shall promptly determine the appeal. A decision of the board may be appealed to the commissioner within 30 days from notice of the action or decision. The commissioner shall promptly determine the appeal. Each denial of insurance shall be accompanied by a statement that the applicant has the right of appeal to the board and the commissioner and setting forth the procedures to be followed for the appeal. A final action of the commissioner is subject to judicial review as provided in chapter 14.
(b) In lieu of the appeal to the commissioner under paragraph (a), an applicant or insurer may seek judicial review of the board's action.